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Ensure Your Air Barrier Installation is Not a Nightmare! The ABAA Quality Assurance Program, a Tech Talk with ABAA

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About This Program

Can you see air leaks and see water leaks in your new building right away? Do you want your project finished only to then find out that you have installation deficiencies? Do you want project delays for rework due to faulty installation? We didn’t think so either and we’re here to help! When you specify the ABAA QAP program, you receive a risk management program that address the potential issues during the installation process. The installation is performed by individuals and companies that are educated and have the experience to properly install air barriers. But it does not stop there! The Site Quality Assurance Program addresses a wide range of items which can impact the installation. Find out more about the program, the costs, benefits and how to successfully execute your air barrier installation.

Session Takeaways

  • Determine the impacts of air leakage that can be quantified.
  • Assess potential impacts to cost, scheduling, building performance and durability by poor installation of air barriers.
  • Define key components of an air barrier site quality assurance program and assess the importance of each component and how they interrelate.
  • Describe language required in a specification that provides key criteria in regards to implementing an air barrier site quality assurance program to reduce liability and risk.

Learning Units

CSI: 1.0 LU*
*May be submitted for domain specific learning units to CDT recertification, and/or general learning units for CCCA, CCS, and CCPR.

Relevant Practices

General Project Delivery
Specifying/Information Management
Product Selection/Specification
Construction Management/Construction
Quality Assurance/Quality Control


  • Ryan Dalgleish, CSI

    Chief Operating Officer, Air Barrier Association of America
    Ryan has been involved in the building enclosure and building performance areas of construction for over 23 years. He is an educator and developer of building enclosure education and credentialing programs for building sub-trades and is part of the Quality Assurance management team for field air barrier installation across North America.

    Ryan is a certified Net Zero building instructor and is a frequent speaker at various technical events and conferences. Ryan obtained credentials in Adult Education, Leadership from the University of Manitoba and has been mentored and trained by some of the best building scientist's in the world.

May 28, 2024
Tue 2:00 PM EDT

Duration 1H 0M

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